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How Does An Energy-Top Damper Work?

One great part of owning a fireplace is the ability to provide an alternate heat source for your home in the colder months. Many use their fireplace to save money on heating bills throughout the winter, and this method can work wonders if the system is running efficiently. Unfortunately, all too often, homeowners wind up losing a lot of heat out of the chimney when their fireplace is not in use.

If your monthly bills aren’t looking as good as you thought they would, maybe it’s time to change things up a bit. A lot of the time, heat loss out of the chimney can be prevented by simply installing a new damper! If you have a traditional throat damper in your system, talk with our team about upgrading to an energy-top damper. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes!

An energy-top damper is installed at the top of the flue, rather than the bottom, and it seals tightly, working hard to keep your home free from those nasty downdrafts. Learn more about their many benefits below!

feet warming by a fireBenefits Of Energy-Top Dampers

Since energy-top dampers are installed at the top of the flue, rather than the throat, no cold air can enter your chimney at all. This ensures no wintertime drafts will have access to your home at all, and it will make lighting fires easier, too! Along with this, they are known for having a tight seal, so you won’t have to worry about the chilly weather sneaking in through the sides of the device, like they are known for doing with a metal throat damper.

Energy-top dampers are also great because they work alongside your chimney cap to keep out water, debris, and animals. This means you definitely won’t need to worry about your system get clogged, which can cause problems with airflow and affect performance. Clogs also further the chance of experiencing carbon monoxide exposure and creosote accumulation.

Worried about how your new product will look with your current set-up? Don’t! Energy-top dampers have a streamlined look that can rarely be seen from the street when not in use. You won’t need to worry about the aesthetic of your home being compromised at all! They even come in different size and style options, so you can pick a model that works well with your home’s exterior.

Call Us In Right Away!

Christmas is just around the corner, so call us in today, so you’re all set and ready to go for any festivities you have planned. In fact, we can handle all of your chimney maintenance this season and for years to come! Book your repairs, inspections, sweepings, and more with us today. Questions? Don’t hesitate to call! We’re ready and willing to do everything we can to get you the best experience possible this winter.

Why Choose Energy-Top Dampers

Summer is right around the corner, which means now is the perfect time to get your chimney and fireplace serviced. Many people put off chimney maintenance until fall or winter, but this can be very troublesome as our schedule fills up fast and is full during the cold months. Bigger projects are definitely better to get done during the spring and summer months, so it gives your chimney professionals ample time to diagnose your chimney issues and repair them right away.

If you’re in need of new chimney parts, now it’s the perfect time to give our team of experts a call. We install chimney dampers and caps; we can even built you a brand new fireplace! One of the biggest issues we receive during spring times is chimney leaks and water damage, due to all the rain. If you want to ensure your chimney is protected from water during the raining season, you can have us install an energy-top damper for you! Learn more about this product below and then give us a call to set up an appointment before all the rain hits.

How Does An Energy-Top Damper Work?

An energy-top damper works very similar like a throat damper, as it opens and closes with the help of a handle inside your home. It works to keep out unwanted air from outside while keeping your heat or cool air inside your home where it belongs. When you need to light a fire, it easily opens so smoke and fumes can escape as needed.

The biggest difference between the two damper is the energy-top damper is usually located at the top of your chimney, and they provide a tighter and longer-lasting seal than a throat damper. Since they are positioned higher, they can work alongside the chimney cap to keep water, animals, and other debris out of your chimney. They also keep cold downdrafts from sneaking into your home.

Energy-top dampers can save you lots of money on your monthly energy bills as well. Throat dampers provide a metal on metal seal, which isn’t the most ideal for keeping indoor air in while keeping outdoor air out. Whereas, energy-top dampers seal with a rubber lining, this means nothing can get in or out unless it is opened by you.

Depend On Our Experts Today

As you can imagine, when it comes to installation of fireplaces and chimney parts, one minor slip-up can lead to hazardous, time-consuming, and costly problems down the road. You are always far better off putting your trust in a CSIA-certified professionals to handle any chimney issues. Our experts not only have the proper training and qualifications, but we’re also prepared to serve and help you with any chimney issues this spring and summer. Give us a call now so you can rest easy knowing your chimney is ready for fall when the cold strikes again.

Is Your Chimney Damper Working Properly?

It takes all parts of your chimney, working together, to ensure the entire system runs as efficiently as possible. Every piece plays an important role, and right now we’d like to focus on the job of the damper. When it comes to saving energy and keeping your home at the temperature you want, a tight-sealing damper is key. Learn more below!

Energy Efficient Products

Many homeowners look for ways to save money on their month to month expenditures. One way to lower that energy bill is to ensure your damper has a strong fit and a tight seal so that the air inside your home cannot escape. Whether it’s heated in the wintertime or air conditioning in the summer, you deserve a comfortable atmosphere, without having to break the bank. Let us take a look at your damper today, to ensure everything is in tip-top shape.

One product we highly recommend is an energy top damper. These devices are placed at the top of your chimney or flue so that your home stays warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. With throat dampers, the air from outside sits in your chimney and keeps that area around your fireplace uncomfortable, even with a tight seal blocking it out. Yet, with energy top dampers, outside weather doesn’t stand a chance!

These products also protect against animal entry, downdrafts, and water damage. There really isn’t a better choice! Start saving your dollars today by investing in one of SirVent’s quality energy-top dampers.

Cleaning Out Debris

Another problem homeowners may face is dampers that need some cleaning. If dirt, soot, creosote, and more pile up on top of your damper, it will not operate as well. And if you see water damage and/or rust, then cracks, holes, and other deterioration are soon to come. In this case, you’ll definitely need some repairs done or a replacement damper installed.

First things first, we recommend a thorough sweeping. Getting all of that debris cleared out will give us a solid picture of the situation so that we can take the appropriate steps going forward. Whatever you end up needing repairs or a whole new damper installed, we are certain we can get it taken care of.

SirVent Chimney Can Help

No matter what your issue is, we want to help you resolve it. Our customers deserve the best and, if your system isn’t functioning well, then our staff is ready to address the problems right away! Our staff is CSIA trained and we are sure you won’t find professionals like ours anywhere else. With years of experience under our belts, you know you can trust in us!

Look through our website to see all that we can offer you, then give us a call with any questions. We can’t wait to hear from you soon!

It takes all parts of your chimney, working together, to ensure the entire system runs as efficiently as possible. Every piece plays an important role, and right now we’d like to focus on the job of the damper. When it comes to saving energy and keeping your home at the temperature you want, a tight-sealing damper is key. Learn more below!